Leadership for Regulators - PDA1028

The past few decades have witnessed an array of natural experiments with regulation. Through these experiments, we have learned that neither traditional command-and-control regulation nor the free market provides satisfactory answers to the increasingly complex and serious problems that confront the world. Global pandemics, technological changes, and climate change all require a new kind of regulatory leadership.

Leadership for Regulators provides participants with the skills to combine sharp analytical insights with evidence concerning contexts and problems, and develop their ability to work closely with stakeholders in designing and implementing regulatory reforms. Participants are exposed to the latest theories of best practice regulation and relevant and stimulating case studies and expert speakers. Participants also have the opportunity to further develop these skills through a work-based project, receiving a Monash University micro-credential on completion.

Accelerate your qualification

Upon successful completion of the assessment version of this course, which includes university-level assessment tasks, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Faculty of Arts, Monash University. This will involve the completion of an assessed work-based project, which will require an extra hour of attendance each Thursday during the course.


We recognise this certification to the value of 6 credit points (one unit) towards further postgraduate study for Master of Public Policy (MPP) OR Graduate Certificate in Public Policy.

Fees

$2,400 with assessment
$2,090 non-assessed participation

Who Should Attend

This course is targeted towards early- to mid-career Victorian public servants who aspire to be leaders in the practice of effective regulation

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Rapidly scan the contemporary regulatory landscape and draw lessons that can guide efforts to improve regulatory design and promote better outcomes.
  2. Identify problems in specific regulatory settings, diagnose their causes, and establish processes leading to effective improvements in design and implementation.
  3. Recognise how specific regulatory tools, and innovative combinations of those tools can improve regulatory practices and outcomes.
  4. Appreciate the challenges faced by diverse stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, and draw insights from stakeholder engagement to inform how regulations can most effectively achieve their goals.
  5. Engage in process blueprinting and client journey mapping exercises that will raise levels of regulatory compliance while reducing regulatory burden.

In addition, those who also complete the for-credit work-based project modules will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Consult effectively with others to design research projects on topics of pressing concern.
  • Utilise relevant regulatory and public policy frameworks to guide applied research.
  • Conduct team projects that deliver expected results on time and at a high level of quality.
  • Make compelling evidence-based presentations that motivate others to action.

Those seeking a micro-credential for completing this course will required to complete three pieces of assessment.

1. Project Proposal

  • 800 words
  • Weighting: 25%
  • Learning outcomes: Consult effectively with others to design research projects on topics of pressing concern.

2. Executive Project Presentation

  • 1 PowerPoint slide, 5 mins to present
  • Weighting: 25%
  • Learning outcomes: Make compelling evidence-based presentations that motivate others to action, opportunity to receive feedback from senior Victorian public sector leaders.

3. Better Regulation Report

  • 4,000 words
  • Weighting: 50%
  • Learning outcomes: Utilise relevant regulatory and public policy frameworks to guide applied research, conduct team projects that deliver expected results on time and at a high level of quality.

* Session two (from 11am-12pm each day) is for those seeking accreditation via the assessed version of the course.

ModuleTopicDate and Time *
1 Understanding the Regulatory SpaceThursday 15 July
 
Session one:
9am-11am
*Session two:
11am-12pm
2 Frameworks to Reduce HarmsThursday 22 July
 
Session one:
9am-11am
*Session two:
11am-12pm
3 Compliance and EnforcementThursday 29 July

Session one:
9am-11am
*Session two:
11am-12pm
4 Contextual Analysis, Tool Choice, and Design of a Regulatory ResponseThursday 5 August
 
Session one:
9am-11am
*Session two:
11am-12pm
5 Strategic Planning, Engagement, and Communicating for ImpactThursday 12 August
 
Session one:
9am-11am
*Session two:
11am-12pm
6 Leading for Regulatory SuccessThursday 19 August
 
Session 1:
9am-11am
*Session two:
11am-12pm
(Optional) End of course networking eventTBC
Biography

Professor Michael Mintrom
Director, Better Governance and Policy at Monash University

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Professor Michael Mintrom is an authority on public policy processes and advocacy. Throughout his career, Michael has advanced knowledge of effective policy development and how policies can have strong, positive impacts. He has co-authored several articles and a book on transport regulation and has recently started a project on the regulation of robots in public spaces. His models of strategic policy development have had significant impact across various areas of government activity. His most recent book is Public Policy: Investing for a Better World (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Michael serves both as a Professor of Public Policy and as the inaugural Director of Monash University's Better Governance and Policy campus-wide research focus area. In these roles, he deploys his strategic leadership and management capabilities to foster effective collaborations between university researchers and practitioners. He has significant experience in leading teams, strategic planning, and the management of complex and novel projects.

Prior to his current role, Michael was Professor of Public Sector Management at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). There, Michael served as Academic Director of the acclaimed Executive Master of Public Administration degree.